Does calzone or stromboli have sauce?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

When it comes to the question of sauce, let’s first talk about calzones. Now, I absolutely love calzones, and one thing I’ve always noticed is that they never have tomato sauce inside the dough. It’s just not the way traditional calzones are made. Instead, they are usually filled with a combination of cheese, meats, and vegetables, and then baked to perfection. But fear not, sauce lovers! Calzones are always served with a side of tomato sauce for dipping. This allows you to control the amount of sauce you want with each bite, and it adds a nice tanginess to the overall flavor.

Now, let’s move on to stromboli. Stromboli is similar to a calzone in that it’s a delicious, doughy creation filled with various ingredients. However, one key difference is that it is totally cool to put some sauce inside stromboli before rolling it up. That’s right, you can add a layer of tomato sauce right there in the filling. This can be a game-changer for those who love that saucy goodness. The sauce adds moisture and flavor to the stromboli, making it even more enjoyable to eat.

So, while both calzones and stromboli can be dipped in tomato sauce, the difference lies in whether or not sauce is incorporated into the filling itself. Calzones stick to the traditional approach of serving sauce on the side for dipping, while stromboli allows for the option of adding sauce inside the dough before rolling.

In my personal experience, I’ve tried both variations and have enjoyed each for different reasons. When I’m in the mood for a calzone, I like the control of dipping each bite into the sauce, ensuring the perfect sauce-to-filling ratio. On the other hand, when I’m craving a stromboli, I appreciate the added burst of flavor from the sauce being inside. It’s like a little surprise with every bite!

So, whether you prefer your sauce on the side or incorporated into the filling, both calzones and stromboli have their own delicious ways of satisfying your saucy cravings. Ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference and the type of culinary experience you’re in the mood for.